During its PlayStation 5 showcase today, Sony unveiled its new console duo's price points, new trailers for its exclusive games, and more. However, in a blog post following the showcase, the company revealed a surprise decision, which sees several of its upcoming PlayStation 5 titles also releasing on the PlayStation 4.
Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and SackBoy A Big Adventure are the affected games, which are ditching their PlayStation 5 exclusive status to also arrive on the older platform at launch.
"We know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times, and we’re happy to announce PS4 versions of some of our exclusives," said Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president Jim Ryan regarding the change of heart. "While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch"
Sony is offering free upgrade options to those who are picking up these PlayStation 4 versions. Anyone who purchases the titles digitally for the PlayStation 4 will be able to gain the PlayStation 5 version across the standard and Digital Edition console variants. However, upgrading the games' physical edition will require the PlayStation 5 with the Blu-Ray disc drive.